Accidental electrical fire destroys Newport News home

Posted at 11:58 AM, Apr 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-09 15:54:41-04

Newport News, Va. – A home in Newport News has been condemned after an electrical fire broke out inside on Wednesday morning. Officials say the fire caused about $15, 000.00 worth of damage.

Emergency crews received calls about the fire from a person passing by at around 11:30 a.m.

This happened in the 1200 block of 29th Street in the Southeast Community.

The fire was under control within 20 minutes.

Officials say the fire was accidental.

They say crews were working on renovations in the home and it was not being lived in at the time. They do not know if anyone has been displaced.